Skrift presents: March's Digest

Frankfurt Celebrates Umbraco

by Sandra Kathe

umbOktoberfest is back: with a new name, even more focus on tech topics and of course the steadily growing German speaking Umbraco community. Developers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will, however, not be the only festival guests at the event that takes place on April 28th, 2017. Also top developers from many other European countries are going to be part of the open source CMS conference.

umbOktoberfest was established as the yearly German speaking Umbraco festival from 2012 until 2015 — successfully with the number of participants rising year after year. After a break in 2016, the event is now back with a completely new image, and lots and lots of tech sessions by international Umbraco experts. This is what the community asked for in their feedback following up to the previous event and it is what they get for the brand new 2017 premiere of Umbraco-Festival Deutschland on April 28th, 2017 (starting at 9am).

Location with History

After a trip to Frankfurt’s Museum of Communications in 2015, when we organised the last umbOktoberfest, we went looking for yet another location with a special flair. What we found was a place in the city, combining this with a bit of history. Barckhausstraße 1, home of the Frankfurt Design Offices, was the location where the first German developers of Chris Robert’s Cloud Imperium Games (“Star Citizen”) worked, before the team relocated to their own office in the city’s newest district Europaviertel in 2016. A place that has proven great for creative minds and thus will fit the Umbraco community’s great tradition of creativity perfectly.

As for our VIPs: The Keynote on news and future plans about Umbraco will be presented by Mads Rasmussen and Rune Strand from Umbraco’s HQ in Odense, who are also going to there as Umbraco ambassadors for all CMS questions you might have. Other great personalities from the community attending are the lifetime MVPs Jeavon Leopold and Doug Robar, who have supported Umbraco and its community for many years. Specialists like uCommerce founder Søren Spelling Lund, security expert Jeffrey Schoemaker and developers from the byte5 organisation team add to the versatile lineup.

Pre-Party and Workshop

On the evening of April 27th, the day before the festival, we’re having our pre-party in the brand new byte5 office, which is free for all holders of festival tickets. If you want to make this day all about Umbraco, too: Come join Umbraco guru Jeavon Leopold with his German premiere of umbx community workshops in the morning. You can buy combined tickets for the workshop and festival on our ticket website.

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  • 22-24 Mar: Warsaw, PL
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